SLEEP TRAINING GUIDES

the most affordable way to good sleep

Take the guesswork out of sleep training. Little Dreamers' Sleep Training Guides will guide you through the process of sleep training with step by step instructions for the exact age of your little dreamer and with the sleep training method of your choice. No more second guessing if you are doing it right! Plus with each guide you have the options to add on additional support (call or text) personally from Marietta. These guides are the best way to have it all and save! Learn more below!

All you need to know before you buy!

How do I know sleep training will help?


If you are unsure if sleep training is needed to help solve your sleep issue first click here to learn how sleep training helps and why I always recommend starting with sleep training if your little dreamer is struggling to sleep for any reason. After reading that explanation, if your little one is falling asleep completely independent but still struggling, then these sleep plans may not help. Instead I would check out my Custom Packages where I will personally help you dig deeper to solve your concern. Otherwise, sleep training is the first step and these plans will help you solve your problem.




Which sleep training method should I choose?


Choosing the right sleep training method is important. I outline the methods I use in my plans and help you decide which one is right for you in this blog post. Please note that my sleep training methods do involve some crying.




How long will sleep training take?


I recommend blocking out three days where you can stay home 100% of the time, and two full weeks where sleep can be your number one priority. From there it is important to remember that each sleep training method will vary in how quickly you will see results. No checks is the fastest method, improving nighttime sleep within 1-3 nights. The Check and Console Method will take 4-7 nights to see nighttime sleep improve, and the Chair Method will vary greatly depending on how quickly you make changes. Please also note that these estimates are for nighttime sleep. Day time naps can easily take the full two weeks to iron out and sometimes up to a month if your child is transitioning down to less naps or working to lengthen naps. You can read about all the sleep training methods I offer in more detail here.




What if it doesn't work?


If you follow the plan with consistency and are not seeing improvement in the time outlined for your chosen sleep training method then it is likely there is somethng else going on for your child to prevent good sleep. At that point, I would encourage you to schedule a 60 minute consultation, that includes an in-depth intake form to assess for any underlying issues. This consultation will be discounted by the price you paid for your sleep plan. Normally the consultation is $120. In this case you will send me an email (marietta@littledreamers.us) including a screen shot of your receipt, your sleep tracker, and a brief discription of how consistent you have been in following the plan, along with your sleep tracker, and how your child is responding, and I will email you an invoice and a link to schedule your consultation. Each sleep plan has a unique time frame to receive this discount because each plan is uniquely time senstive. You can find this unique time frame in the description of each plan.




What is your return policy?


Unfortunately sleep training plans cannot be returned. But I understand that life happens and because these plans are time senstive I want to be as flexible as I can! If you have bought a plan and you were unable to use it in the time frame necessary to be applicable to your child, just shoot me an email (marietta@littledreamers.us) including a screen shot of your receipt, a little bit about why you were unable to use this sleep plan, as well as which sleep plan you would like to exchange it for and then I will see if you qualify to be sent a new sleep plan for an older age.




Is Cry It Out the only sleep training option?


Absolutely not! It's also important to note that on my site I don't use the term Cry It Out instead I like to stick with the No Checks Method. Rest assured that I would never lock a child in a room to just cry it out! We are meeting our child's needs, establish a healthy sleep routine to communicate when it is time to sleep and clear expectations and boundaries around sleep and then using your method of choice to be consistent and make change happen. You can check out a brief overview of all the sleep training methods I use here. I will say that all of my plans involve some crying, but the amount of parent involvement in the process is completely up to you. If you are worried about crying while sleep training I recoomend learning more about what I believe here, and if that resonates with you my plans will likely be a good fit for you!




Should I pick a plan based on adjusted age or birth age?


All of the plans are made to work with adjusted age. Adjusted age is the age of any baby born before 39 weeks of age. For these babies, we would calculate their adjusted age by counting from their due date rather than their birth date.




Is there a way to get more support with these guides?


Yes! Getting one on one support while sleep training is one of the parts of working with me that my clients enjoy the most. Once you purcahse and receive your plan there are links embedded in your plan where you can purchase a 30 min call ($70) which can be helpful to answer any questions before you begin or trouble shoot a special circumstance. a 60minute consultation is $140 and the time can be split up between multiple calls. You can also purchase unlmiited text support for three days ($120), one week ($185), or two weeks ($250). Over and over again my clients have told me how valuable two weeks of text support truly is. It is easily the most poopular follow up support purchased. You will have someone to be accountable to through the entire process, answer any questions about implementing the sleep plan, troubleshoot through any concerns, and provide reassurance when things get tough. Here are what a few clients have said about two weeks of text support with Marietta: "Marietta was so helpful and calm. Having someone to talk me through the training and answer any texts or calls I had was amazing and so convenient. The emotional support through the process was exactly what I needed. Marietta went above and beyond to help bring our family healthy sleep and we could not be more grateful!" -Kami "She was there everyday, every hour, and that's is what I needed." -Kodie "I knew I would need her moral support as much as I could access it during the 2 weeks we hired her." -Natalie "She was so responsive, supportive, and knowledgeable." -Kim "Over the two weeks of support we had some very challenging moments but Marietta was there every step of the way with her support and advice. We are ALL sleeping better and we have our happy little boy back. We are so grateful!" -Angela Full reviews can be found here.




What makes these sleep training guides unique?


These sleep training guides will take the guesswork out of sleep training. Other sleep training guides offer guidelines for multiple ages and mutliple methods in one document. My sleep training plans are designed for a specific age and your chosen sleep training method. You no longer have to estimate, guess, and decipher what to do for your child. I will walk you through every step, outlining exactly what your child needs to succeed at sleep. Plus, each plan has the option to purchase additional support before you begin your sleep training journey. Parents love the additional accountablility and moral support that texting support provides! Since each plan is so specific, each plan is also time sensitive. I recommend purchaing your plan about a week before you plan to begin sleep training. That will give you time to create your perfect sleep environment and take some time to say goodbye to the old sleep patterns you are seeking to change before you begin.




Do not sleep train if...


If your child is struggling physcially, then focusing on sleep bahviors won't help or could be extra difficult for your child. Below is a list of different indicators that I look at before working with any clients. Tongue/Lip Tie: While most tongue and lip ties are associated with trouble breastfeeding, they can also hurt sleep and eating solids. Some babies can breast or bottle feed just fine but ties can still influence these other areas now or in the future. Essentially the tie can create a problem with breathing which can prevent your child from being able to get into a deep state of sleep, which can cause multiple and frequent wakeups. Before sleep training it is suggested your baby or toddler be examined for a tongue and lip tie. If you know your child has one, I would seek advice from a pediatric dentist to get it corrected before sleep training. Another great option is Vivos Sleep therapy. They have offices around the country and specialize in correcting breathing issues realted to sleep. Snoring: Regular and consistent snoring in a baby or toddler can also be a sign of trouble breathing while sleeping. There could be a few different reasons that a baby or toddler could regularly snore while sleeping. Again, I recommend either a pediatric dentist or Vivos Sleep Therapy. Open Mouth Breathing While Sleeping: We are meant to sleep with our mouth closed. This helps our tongue rest at the top of our mouth and help form the mouth porperly. If your baby or toddler is sleeping with their mouth open regularly there may be something wrong. It might be a tongue/lip tie or something else. Regardless it is time to see a pediatric dentists or seek out a Vivos Sleep Therapy office in your area. Gaining Weight: I recommend talking directly with your pediatrician to confirm that your child is a good candidate for sleep trianing. When you are sleep training you can still feed your baby at night. However, if your child is struggling to gain weight or maintain weight it may not be the right time to sleep train. Confirm with your pediatrician that your baby is ready to sleep train and how long your baby can go at night without feedings. Colic, torticollis, preferring one breats over the other, or limited in head mobility: All of these can impact the ability to sleep. If your baby or child has dealt with any of these, past or present, I would encourage you to get evaluated from a pediatric chiropractor or pediatric physical therapist to ensure your child is a good candidate to sleep train now. Illness: I have a great blog post that describes how I handle sleep when my children have minor illnesses. If your child is struggle with a chronic illness or disorder I recommend discussing sleep training with your pediatrician before you begin. There are times when crying must be limited, or when we want to monitor our children more closely. If these situations apply to you I would either wait until the illness passes or check out my Custom Packages. I can help you create a sleep plan around the limitations you are dealing with and help get everyone sleeping better. Insecure Attachement: All most all parents will have a secure attachment, developed from 0-16 weeks of age. But if you are a foster parent or recently adopted your child you may want to consider waiting to begin sleep training, or check out my custom packages! Sensory Processing or other Disorders: If your little one is struggle with sensory process or another disorder these plans may not be the best option for you. This does not mean you have to kiss the thought of a good night's sleep goodbye, but it does mean I would recommend a custom package so we can take your little dreamer's specific situation into account!




Can I purchase this as a gift?


Of course!




How will I get the sleep guide?


Once your payment is processed you will immediately be able to download your plan on the confirmation page. You will also receive an email that will allow you to download your plan for 30 days. You must download your plan within 30 days or you will need to repurchase the plan.





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Marietta M. Paxson M.S., AMFT

marietta@littledreamers.us

(435) 770-8312

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